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May 17, 2006 at 2:21 am #569
:i find science soooo boring and my teacher doesnt help either has anyone any advice as to how to make science a little bit interesting ?
May 17, 2006 at 2:21 am #13808
i find science soooo boring and my teacher doesnt help either has anyone any advice as to how to make science a little bit interesting ?
May 20, 2006 at 5:06 pm #13809Anonymous
Organise a project for the Young Scientist Competition visit http://www.btyoungscientist.ie.
Think about it, get together with a group of friends and organise a project and get to spend a few days at Dublin RDS. It's the best way to get involved and study deeper as aspect of science that really interests you.
If you lack inspiration for ideas maybe you could go to next years exibition and see young people of the same age and what they do.
Recent winners of the competition
* 2006: Aisling Judge became the youngest ever winner of the competition. The fourteen-year-old from Kinsale Community School was awarded the overall title for her project The development and evaluation of a biological food spoilage indicator. In her project she produced a unique food indicator to let any member of the public say how fresh a food is regardless of the storage conditions.
* 2005: Patrick Collison was the winner of the competition for his project Croma: a new dialect of Lisp. His project produced a new programming language designed for making web pages. The name Croma is an anagram of macro, which is a central part of the language. He went on to take second place at the 17th European Contest for Young Scientists in Moscow.
* 2004: Ronan Larkin was the winner of the competition for his project Generalised Continued Fractions. His project concerned new techniques for solving difficult mathematical equations.
* 2003: Adnan Osmani was the winner for his project The graphical technological and user-friendly advancement of the Internet browser: XWebs. He developed a new networking socket and web browser that enables faster Internet access even with an ordinary modem. His Browser which he hoped to be commerically sold, was demonstrated to companies such as Iona in Ireland, and is due to be approved patent status in late 2006.
* 2002: David Michael O'Doherty was the winner for his project The Distribution of the Primes and the Underlying Order to Chaos. He is a mathematics undergraduate in the University of Cambridge. His prize was for research into the second Hardy-Littlewood conjecture, an unsolved problem in number theory which concerns the number of primes in intervals.
* 2001: Peter Taylor, Shane Browne and Michael O'Toole were winners for their project Investigating symmetrical shapes formed by polygons. They solved a problem in geometry concerning how regular polygons can be arranged into circular patterns of optimum symmetry.
* 2000: Thomas Gernon won the title of Millennium Young Scientist of the Year for his project on “The Geography and Mathematics of Europe’s Urban Centres”. This was the first time in the competition's 36-year history that a Social & Behavioural Sciences project won the top award. In recognition of his achievement, Thomas was honoured with a joint civic reception from Louth County Council and Dundalk Urban District Council. He was later awarded the prestigious Alumni Prize at the 12th European Union Contest for Young Scientists, held in Amsterdam. In 2004, Thomas graduated with First Class Honours in Geology from University College Dublin. He is currently conducting a De Beers funded Ph.D. on the volcanic eruption mechanisms of diamond bearing rocks at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol. This project involves both experimental work on particles and fieldwork at Jwaneng Diamond Mine in the Kalahari Desert, Republic of Botswana and the De Beers Venetia Mine on the South-Africa Zimbabwe border. His work on the internal structure of volcanoes also takes him to many active volcanoes around the world, including those of Iceland, Italy, Greece and Far Eastern Siberia.
* 1999: Sarah Flannery was the winner for her project Cryptography – A new algorithm versus the RSA. She researched a new cryptographic algorithm, the Cayley-Purser algorithm, involving matrix algebra which was faster than the RSA (which depends on the difficulty in factoring large integers). Flannery leapt to fame as the speed improvements attracted the attention of the press. Subsequent study showed that the algorithm, while faster, was not secure enough to replace the RSA. She wrote a book on her algorithm and number theory in general called "In Code: A Mathematical Journey" (ISBN 0761123849). Sarah Flannery's project also received a first prize at the 11th European Union Contest for Young Scientists in Thessaloniki, Greece. Flannery gained a BA in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge in 2003. At present she is working for Wolfram Research.
* 1998: Raphael Hurley was the winner of the competition for his project The Mathematics of Monopoly. In his project he determined a system for optimally selecting properties in the board game Monopoly, based on the probability of a player landing on those properties.
The thing I find the most interesting about science is the eureka factor( click here), also known as the penny has dropped…..where instead of knowing something you understand it. That moment just makes it all worth while! I have read many a book on the subject and it's what got me personnally hooked and appealed to my sense of adventure. But for everyone it's different. I now spend my days carrying out experiments on a bug that causes food poisioning so I've come along way…
It's only when you get to grips with basic science (Junior Cert Science may seem all boring and stuff) that they let you loose on the more interesting applications of this science. I think the young scientist competion takes this concept a step further. and actively encourages young people to make science fun…(If you don't decide to participate at least go and have a look for the day and learn why it's got everyone else there buzzing about science)
Hope this was somewhat inspiring
May 24, 2006 at 1:14 am #13810
hi godel tanks a bunch for your answer i have organised a group of people in my science class and we are now doing study groups i know it sounds a bit corny but trust me it HELPS !!!!!!!!!!
October 13, 2006 at 1:04 am #13811Anonymous
If ya want to make science interesting ya kinda need to relate to the topics that your studying. (works in all subjects) Works for me in all topics I find boring
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